|Current project period||2016-2020 (Can Tho) and 2020-2022 (Hau Giang)|
|How to measure impact?||
Statistics based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) framework showed that 15.3 % of Vietnam's population has some kind of disability. People with disabilities have limited access to education, health and other public services, especially those living in rural areas. Adult literacy amongst people with disability is 76%, much lower than for those without disability (95%)
Challenges that people with disabilities meet:
- Education: Some parents don’t think that children with disabilities have ability to study. Discrimination in schools also discourages many families from allowing their children to attend schools together with non-disabled children.
- Health and public services: Very limited wheelchair assistance, no cover for prosthetics and supportive devices. Lack of rehabilitation services. Most public infrastructure facilities do not provide access for persons with disabilities.
- Community attitude: People with disabilities face discrimination in their family environment, schools, communities and workplaces.
- Implementation of laws and regulations: Government delivers several laws on the rights of persons with disabilities for education However, actual implementation of laws and reduction of social barriers has been slow.
- Job and income: Disabled persons are three times more likely to be unemployed than persons without disabilities (4.3 per cent compared with 14 per cent).
- Social empowerment: Few existing Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). Awareness among local leadership is not strong enough to support establishment of DPO.
What do Mission Alliance do?
- Support clubs and organisations with people with disabiliteis to establish DPOs
- Support education sector to include children with disabilities in school.
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